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Guatemalan Man Sentenced For Illegal Re-entry into the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
He was Previously Removed Five Times

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Celso Diaz Ramirez, 39, of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (34 days), for illegally re-entering the United States. 


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Field Office Director Thomas E. Feeley, Buffalo, New York Field Office.


As part of his guilty plea, Diaz Ramirez admitted that he was an alien, a citizen of Guatemala, and that he illegally returned to the United States after he was removed to Guatemala on July 8, 2014.

Diaz Ramirez was previously removed on May 27, 2011, February 1, 2012, April 9, 2012 and May 13, 2013.


On September 7, 2017, Diaz Ramirez was encountered and arrested by ICE officers in Middleburgh, New York. 


Following the sentencing, Diaz Ramirez was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place him into removal proceedings.


The case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Albany, NY, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.


Updated October 11, 2017